Risk Assessment: Act 18 of 2019
School Safety established requirements for schools to recognize the signs and impact of trauma in students and to provide support and to establish threat assessment teams. The purpose of these teams is for the assessment of and intervention with students whose behavior may indicate a threat to the safety of the student, other students, school employees, school facilities, the community, or others.
The Penn Delco School District has developed threat assessment teams in each school building. These teams consist of two or more of the following: an Administrator, School Counselor, School Nurse, School Psychologist, Dean of Students, School Resource Officer and Home and School Visitor. The team members work together and are interchangeable when conducting assessments.
All team members have been trained in the Comprehensive School Threat Assessment Guidelines (CSTAG) model by the Delaware County Intermediate Unit and follow prescribed guidelines and procedures to recognize, assess and follow through with assisting students showing traumatic or threatening behaviors to harm self or others.
If you see warning signs or suspicious behavior, report via Safe2Say or contact the school principal or guidance counselor at your child’s school. If this is an emergency, call 911.